Following delays, Lenovo finally delivers its first OLED laptop

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Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga with an OLED screen and Intel Core i5 Skylake processor starts at $1, 682.


After months of delays, Lenovo's first laptop with an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen is now shipping and delivery, but it's unclear whether the PC maker will bring out additional OLED models anytime soon.

The particular ThinkPad X1 Yoga with a 14-inch OLED display screen is now shipping for US$1, 682, which is a premium price in contrast to the same model with a conventional BROUGHT screen, costing $1, 394. Both laptops have Intel Core i5 Skylake processors.

The laptop has got the greatest OLED screen available. HP's Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop and Dell's Alienware 13 gaming laptop have 13. 3-inch OLED screens.

Such as in TVs, OLED monitors are eventually expected to replace LED screens in laptops and monitors, though that may take years. OLEDs are thinner, render crisper images, and are more power efficient, which makes them better for laptops.

But only a few PC manufacturers have shown interest in OLEDs. The displays are expensive and have problems like image burn-in that still need to be resolved.

All laptops with OLEDs were delayed due to supply and testing issues with the screens. Show makers Samsung and LG ELECTRONICS are making a minimal number of OLED sections for PCs and are focusing more on OLEDs for large-screen TVs and small-screen devices like wearables, which sell in greater volumes.

As a outcome, PC makers that once showed strong excitement for OLEDs are actually stepping back again. HP, for one, has said it will limit OLED to premium models and wait for the technology, supply, and pricing to stabilize before bringing the technology to lower-priced laptops.

There's also a catch with the ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED model -- you can't get WiGig Wi-Fi, which is available in the LED models.

The particular ThinkPad has a revolving touch screen that can display images at a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. The laptop weighs 1 . 2 kilograms and is 17 millimeters thick. That offers around 11 hrs of battery life, according to Lenovo.

Other features in the entry-level model include a 128GB solid-state drive, 8GB of RAM, and dual-band Wi-Fi. The laptop also has a 720p webcam, three USB 3. 0 ports, a micro-SD slot, a Mini-DisplayPort, and HDMI display slots.

When you order a laptop today, it will eventually ship in three to four days.